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    A Los Angeles County coroner's report says a teacher who was repeatedly shocked with a Taser by Los Angeles police died from an enlarged heart and cocaine use. The report released Friday says the Jan. 3 death of Keenan Anderson was determined hours after he was restrained and shocked after becoming a suspect in a hit-and-run traffic accident in Venice. Anderson was a high school teacher in Washington, D.C., who was visiting family in Los Angeles. His relatives have filed a $50 million claim with the city alleging officers unreasonably used deadly force.

      The case of a Missouri doctor whose body was found in an Arkansas lake more than a week after he was reported missing remains shrouded in mystery. Forty-nine-year-old Dr. John Forsyth, an emergency room doctor in Cassville, Missouri, was last heard from on May 21. His body was found with an apparent gunshot wound in Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas on May 30. Authorities say an autopsy was done but they have not released a cause of death. His family says Forsyth, a divorced father of eight, had recently become engaged and was happier than they had seen him in many years.

        FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A report published online May 23 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides a descriptive analysis of adult patients who visited the emergency department in 2016 for nonfatal opioid overdose (NOO).

          FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly germ has made its way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, health officials warned this week. So far, three cases of infection from the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria causes melioidosis, which can be fatal if left untreated.

            FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A former Obama administration official with extensive experience in federal and state health services could be the next leader of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

            Millions of Americans have admitted to not taking their medication as prescribed in order to save money. Most adults between the ages of 18 and 64 took some form of prescription medication in the past year. It has been found that roughly 8% (9.2 million) have skipped doses, delayed prescript…

            The company that makes the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone has reached a $102.5 million settlement of antitrust claims with 41 states and the District of Columbia. Attorneys general sued Indivior and claimed the company schemed to keep generic competitors off the market. The deal was announced Friday. It averts a trial that was scheduled to start later this year. The settlement is distinct from other opioid-related settlements of claims that pharmaceutical companies sparked or deepened a nationwide overdose crisis. The company says settling the lawsuit allows it to focus on its mission.

            A college student who authorities say admitted setting fire to a building slated to become Wyoming’s only full-service abortion clinic has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge. Lorna Roxanne Green entered her plea in federal court in Cheyenne on Friday. Court documents say Green told investigators she opposes abortion, experienced anxiety and had nightmares over the clinic set to open in Casper last year, so she decided to burn it down. Her lawyer declined to comment on the confession outlined by investigators. He said he needs to look at the conversation with authorities in detail, along with the rest of the evidence.

            Dozens of transgender people in Florida who can't afford to move are turning to crowdfunding to help them leave after the passage of new legislation that targets the LGBTQ community. That includes a law that curtails access to gender-affirming care for adults and bans it for minors. People have given $200,000 since January to fundraisers on GoFundMe started by trans people seeking to leave Florida, according to data from the platform. Jalen Drummond is GoFundMe’s director of public affairs. Drummond said GoFundMe has also seen an increase of 39% from April to May in the number of fundraisers created to help trans people leave the state.

            FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- In 2021, 8.2 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 years taking prescription medications reported not taking medication as prescribed due to cost, according to a June data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.


            FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Use of and access to metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) increased among U.S. youth overall and for most racial and ethnic groups from 2015 to 2021, according to a research letter published online May 30 in JAMA Pediatrics.

            FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A former Obama administration official with extensive experience in federal and state health services could be the next leader of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

            FRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The microbiome (MB) of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) varies between those diagnosed with early- or late-onset disease, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from June 2 to 6 in Chicago.

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